Jimmy Rushing



Jimmy Rushing

Rating
Active
1923 to 1972
Born
August 26, 1901 in Oklahoma City
Died
June 8, 1972
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Biography
James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972) was an American blues shouter, balladeer, swing jazz singer, and pianist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. Rushing was known as "Mr. Five by Five" and was the subject of an eponymous 1942 popular song that was a hit for Harry James and others; the lyrics describe Rushing's rotund build: "he's five feet tall and he's five feet wide". He joined Walter Page's Blue Devils in 1927 and then joined Bennie Moten's band in 1929. He stayed with the successor Count Basie band when Moten died in 1935.

Top Songs by Jimmy Rushing


Who's Sorry Now?

by Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder, Bert Kalmar, Jimmy Rushing All Stars, , , Dickie Wells, Julian Dash, Sir Charles Thompson, & Gene Ramey

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Blues

Blues

Jimmy Rushing February 19, 2016

20 Tracks

Goin' To Chicago Blues

Goin' To Chicago Blues

Jimmy Rushing January 29, 2016

6 Tracks

My Jazz Collection 55 (3 Albums)

My Jazz Collection 55 (3 Albums)

Jimmy Rushing March 16, 2015

33 Tracks

Jazz Stars

Jazz Stars

Jimmy Rushing February 12, 2015

16 Tracks

Remastered Collection

Remastered Collection

Jimmy Rushing February 2, 2015

18 Tracks

Masterpieces Presents Jimmy Rushing: 10 Greatest Blues Hits

Masterpieces Presents Jimmy Rushing: 10 Greatest Blues Hits

Jimmy Rushing November 29, 2014

10 Tracks

Listen... to the Blues

Listen... to the Blues

Jimmy Rushing February 14, 2014

14 Tracks

The Jazz Odyssey

The Jazz Odyssey

Jimmy Rushing February 14, 2014

22 Tracks

One Of The Greatest Singers Of All Time

One Of The Greatest Singers Of All Time

Jimmy Rushing December 2, 2013

20 Tracks

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